In 1989, “Yankee” trash influenced the campaign “Don’t lay that trash on Oklahoma.” Today, trash transferred from the North makes Oklahoma millions in taxes.
Clean Harbors Lone Mountain LLC is located between Waynoka and Fairview in Major County. The facility gathered more than 5 million pounds of hazardous waste in 2013, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxic Release Inventory report.
That is 2,545 tons of hazardous waste comprising 16 percent of the total toxic releases in inventory and making it the No. 1 hazardous waste facility in Oklahoma. Oklahoma ranks No. 34 of 56 states of total releases per square mile.